Our 7th grade horticulture class will be giving plants away on April 27th and 28th. We will have broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, brussel sprouts, a variety of peppers (hot and sweet) and a variety of tomatoes. Please come to the back parking lot of DMS between 8:30am and 3:00pm.
ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE PERRY COUNTY HEALTH DEPT.: **Pfizer Walk-in clinic April 7** 9:00a.m.-12:00p.m. Du Quoin American Legion. 16 & older are eligible for a Pfizer COVID Vaccination. Bring a valid ID. Anyone 16 or 17 must be accompanied by a parent/legal guardian. Walk-In at designated time no appointment needed. Limited Pfizer vaccine available for this day. 2nd dose will be scheduled after your get your first dose.
MEETING DATE CHANGE: The regular meeting of the Board of Education for the month of April has been moved to Tuesday, April 20th, at 6:30 PM. The meeting will be held in the Media Center in the K-8 building.
DHS Freshmen Football game at Mt. Carmel on March 25, 2021 has been canceled due to inclement weather.
As principal of Du Quoin Elementary School. I am honored to recognize two brilliant and creative students, Ashlyn Stroud and Tucker Wright., for the Illinois Principal Association Awards. They are outstanding scholars and models of character who have made both our school and their parents Papoose proud. Congratulations Ashlyn and Tucker!
Addison Pursell and Ethan Sargent were selected to receive the Illinois Prinicpals Association Student Recognition Award. Both of these 8th graders are top academic students but are also students with great character. Congratulations Addison and Ethan!
Congratulations to Hayden Arndt. Hayden was selected to receive the DAR Youth Citizen Award. Hayden is one of our top acdemic 8th grade students but is also an outsanding young man that represents honor, service, courage, leadership, and partriotism.
Parents & Community Members: The Illinois Attorney General's Office and the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force invites you to participate in a free webinar series on commonly used apps. Use the links below to register for the first part of the series: "Commonly Used Apps (Part I): Snapchat & YouTube" Wednesday, March 10, 2021 6:30 PM (Central Time) https://ilattorneygeneral-gov.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_vWmoYaFNRPGinv6wT0G6iA OR Thursday, Mar 11, 2021 6:30 PM (Central Time) https://ilattorneygeneral-gov.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_yqkPDDcLQ2qS_2kcFDSH_A After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
District 300 Families, In the recent weeks we have seen positive trends in the number of COVID-19 cases in Perry County and, as a result, in our schools. These improvements have been long-awaited and welcomed. Along with these trends, we also have six months of our own data and experience related to the impacts of COVID-19. With these things in mind, our administration, faculty, and staff have been working on plans for adjustments to our existing schedules for in-person learning for the upcoming 4th quarter of the school year. As of today, we are prepared to inform everyone that we are planning on the following adjustments for the 2nd week of the 4th quarter (week of March 22): 1) Fridays will be used as in-person learning days following the existing schedules we are following for Monday-Thursday. The first Friday for regular in-person attendance will be March 26th for DES, DMS, and DHS. 2)The high school will end the use of the blended A/B schedule. All in-person high school students will begin attending together on March 22nd following the existing bell schedule. For us to be able to implement these changes during the week of March 22, we need COVID-case numbers to be similar to what they are now or better. We know that we will still have cases occur in the community so it is important for everyone to be mindful of what we need to do to minimize the spread and impact of cases. If we are able to implement these changes on March 22, we will essentially have 9 weeks remaining in the school year. If we can be disciplined in our actions, both in and out of school, over those final two months of the school year, then we will be setting ourselves up for a good finish to a challenging year. Full remote learning will continue to be an option for families. We understand that some families with high school students may want to make a change for the 4th quarter knowing the plan to bring all in-person high school students back together. If you are the parent/guardian of a high school student who is not currently a full remote student, but would now like to make this change for the 4th quarter to full remote learning, please follow this link to provide information: https://forms.gle/hVUi1L5TtfY8KcAMA We very much appreciate the flexibility and cooperation that has been shown throughout this year. Families have been very good at keeping sick children home and communicating with our schools about close contacts or cases within households. This is an important part of the success we've had with in-person school. Our schools will follow up with additional information as needed as well as reminders of changes as we move forward. As always, we appreciate your patience and support.
District 300 families: Free developmental screenings for pre-K programming are available. See the image for the options on how to get your child screened.
The Papoose News - Feb. 24, 2021 - is posted https://www.duquoinschools.org/article/408239. This week you will find our Kids Heart Challenge theme days and a special message from me. Also remember tomorrow, Feb. 25, is our spring picture day. No money - just smiles! With Papoose Pride, Diana Rea, Principal
Papoose News for Feb. 17, 2021 is posted https://www.duquoinschools.org/article/403654. This issue includes Remote Learning day for Feb. 18th, plans for in person attendance on Fri., Feb. 19th and spring picture details for next Thurs., Feb. 25th. Diana Rea, Principal
Due to ongoing conditions from the winter storm, Du Quoin District 300 schools will not be having school in-person on Thursday, Feb. 18th. Thursday will be a Remote Learning Day for all students. Students will need to check-in for attendance. More details will be shared by each school concerning remote learning on this day. A decision about Friday will be made tomorrow. (This Friday was originally scheduled as an in-person day due to the holiday on Monday.) A free grab and go breakfast/lunch package will be available from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM on Thursday. Meals may be picked up at the main Elementary School entrance or at the rear cafeteria doors at the High School. Everyone stay safe.
This is a friendly reminder that tomorrow (Wednesday, Feb. 17) is a remote learning day. Also, a free grab and go breakfast/lunch package will be available from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM on Wednesday. Meals may be picked up at the main DES entrance or at the rear cafeteria doors at DHS.
Over the weekend District 300 lost one of our recent retirees, John Campbell, to cancer. Mr. Campbell began working in our District in 1994 and retired three years ago in 2018. He served our students as a counselor, a physical education teacher, and high school athletic director. He served his colleagues as a sincere and honest man with integrity. To me, he was a good friend and as a brother. He will be missed here by many and our thoughts and prayers are with his family.
Due to conditions from the winter storm, Du Quoin District 300 schools will not be having school in-person on Tuesday, Feb. 16th or Wednesday, Feb. 17th. Tuesday and Wednesday will be Remote Learning Days for all students. Everyone stay safe.
This is a friendly reminder for District 300 families that a free grab and go breakfast/lunch package is available until 1:00 PM today and from 10 AM-1 PM tomorrow. Meals may be picked up at the main DES entrance or at the rear cafeteria doors at DHS.
Due to the continuing winter weather conditions, Du Quoin District 300 schools will not be having school in-person on Thursday, Feb. 11th. Thursday and Friday will be Remote Learning Days for all students. Students will need to check-in for attendance on both Thursday and Friday. More details will be shared by each school concerning remote learning on Thursday and Friday. A free grab and go breakfast/lunch package will be available from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM on Thursday and Friday. Meals may be picked up at the main Du Quoin Elementary School entrance or at the rear cafeteria doors at Du Quoin High School. Everyone stay safe.
Due to the wintry weather conditions, there is no school for Du Quoin CUSD 300 on Wednesday, Feb. 10. Everyone stay safe.
This is a message from District 300. District 300 Families, Good morning all. This week is bringing multiple chances of wintry precipitation. In the event that an emergency day is needed at any point, please be aware of the following sources we will utilize to communicate cancellations related to District 300: - A text message will be sent to parents/guardians. - Local media will be informed, including WSIL TV3, KFVS 12, and WDQN AM 1580 / FM 97.1. - The information will be posted on the official District 300 and school Twitter accounts @DuQuoin300, @DESPapoose, @DQWarriors, and @duquoinHS. To receive the text message, be sure you have an up-to-date phone number on hand at your child's school. If your number has recently changed, please contact your child's school (DES/DMS 542-2646, DHS 542-4744) and let them know of the change. Thank you for your help.